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Originally posted by Strapping Young Lad
Heres a theory that I dont think Ive EVER seen on ATS. If someone could direct me Id be very thankful...
Is this in relation to your observations or something else ?
Do you have any theories as yet as to how these images are being produced and do you think they can be reproduced ?
Firstly, I believe that the images are of much less value than the method - or thoughts further provoked. I really don't care much about the 'Interstellar' video content - Mr. Walson's endeavouring to become a billionaire over this.... etc. And I truly don't want to become embroiled in the controversy of this debate. It is simply that myself - and now - daily, more around the globe are coming forth with simple images... taken over their homelands - that bear a certain simularity.
The equipment I used to get my modest little images - was a mere hand-held Canon Power Shot Digital Elph SD750. I don't know all of the specs of the CCD ... etc. I did 'zoom in' - which in my case - was a max of 12 X.
Go down the following page about half-way... and look for the 'notched disk' image. The story will commence there.
Nothing is truly debunked in a message forum. Topics can only be pro or con to the general concensus. Aggresive posters implying 'Because I said so' - means absolutely nothing.
Yea a big old Dob. Wanna see it?
I really just want a Mead 10 " Cass ,cause the Dob is so damed big I can't easily get it to a good seeing sky without my trailer and few friends.
We put my Goddaughter just born up to the eyepiece so the light from the coma would hit her optic nerve. You see, Her name was given as Halley. She was Valedictorian at Duke last year. A real comet.
Not only have I seen with others very strange, and, very solid giant craft, but many sharp people I know, and then some have seen and recorded such phenomena.
So Sherpa, do you climb?
Originally posted by tangent45
I decided to re-edit the whole post. I have a question to the pros out there - how come that publically available images from large telescopes are so few ? Altogether they must generate millions of images every year worldwide, considering many of the very large telescopes are tax funded i find it kind of strange, civilian scientists are working with this material on a daily basis worldwide.
ESO VLT, Paranal Chile
Look at this enormous telescope GMT being built, finished 2016, Chile.
[edit on 8-1-2008 by tangent45]
Originally posted by ZeroGhost
Actually, most research grade telescopes and facilities are booked months or even years in advance. Rarely do they break off from a project to image anything they see in the sky.
The "users" of these billion dollar scopes are usually looking at something very specific in a very isolated parts of the sky. It's not like an amateur sitting at a scope sucking on a hot coffee all night.
Look at the sky through a cocktail straw, then tell me if you see anything strange around the sky.
Many of the images would be uninteresting to the general public. Sometimes just distant points they are looking for extremely small movement or spectral data. Most observatories do have lots of images they show and sell, but to a large extent it is more trouble to make available than demand would make practical. I have requested specific images and received them however. So you could ask. Nothing ventured...
Now can anybody explain to me why the OP's images have a clear lack of noise anywhere in the image other than immediately surrounding the object?
Cropping would be the obvious answer, and I postulate that original photographs of random objects were cropped and then distorted before being placed on a black background, however this does not explain a valid reason for the images to have such a complete lack of noise if they were authentic photographs of objects in the night sky. Why, if they were valid photographs of the night sky, would the OP (or his friend) crop the original images only to place then place them on a large black canvas?
If anybody could give a valid reason as to how/why the OP's images are not hoaxed, I'd be interested to hear it.